Around this time every year a player breaks into the first team: Rooney, Vaughan, Anichebe, does anyone know if there are any players who could break into the first team this year?
We know of Vidarsson and Boyle, but what of the development of other players... Agard maybe? Could it be that the strengh of our first team will put back the development of the promising youngsters by a year? Maybe a third round FA cup draw against a minnow might allow a little first team action. To me we seem to have seen the best of what we have for the time being.
Chris Keightley, Posted 26/11/2007 at 13:55:10
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1 Posted 26/11/2007 at 14:41:29
2 Posted 26/11/2007 at 14:47:26
3 Posted 26/11/2007 at 15:09:08
4 Posted 26/11/2007 at 15:57:06
5 Posted 26/11/2007 at 16:03:08
Like most i am eager to see Rodwell & Baxter but Kissock will probably be the next who makes the step up
6 Posted 26/11/2007 at 16:28:57
He Is already training with the 1st team (apparently) and could beat Vaughan?s debut record.
Recently committed another 2 years to EFC despite Chelsea, Manure, Barcelona and the likes chasing his signature.
7 Posted 26/11/2007 at 16:55:29
are you sure?
8 Posted 26/11/2007 at 17:00:32
9 Posted 26/11/2007 at 17:11:42
The likes of Agard, Baxter and Rodwell are well off but there is no doubt there talent. Agard probably most similar to AJ in terms of style. Small, quick, decent finisher and good work rate. Rodwell is definatly going to be a fixture in the next few years but I think it will take time and a few loan spells. Young players and especially young centre half’s need time.
Jose Baxter, is obviously the one everyone’s talking about and there is a lot of promise there from what I have seen. He is technically better than Rooney was around that age. Maybe not as explosive but definatly more aware with a better football brain. If he keeps developing at this rate we’ve got a great footballer on our hands. Shame he’s a Kopite.
10 Posted 26/11/2007 at 17:22:14
if the game is as realistic as it claims to be, he’s a very good prospect
11 Posted 26/11/2007 at 18:03:09
If he is a redshite then we need to worry as he’ll be off. If Rooney can fuck us over then a reshite certainly will.
12 Posted 26/11/2007 at 19:55:30
Messi,Giuly are smal but boy can they play, he may need a loan spell with Preston maybe?
13 Posted 26/11/2007 at 20:05:00
14 Posted 26/11/2007 at 20:14:48
just tune into Sky sports on Thurs night, and watch him play for england U16 youth
Victory shield play off against Scotland.
He is some prospect.
15 Posted 26/11/2007 at 20:27:35
Also isn?t Vaughny a brum fan?
A player will be loyal depending on the type of person not who they used to support so don?t worry about the kids supporting another team
16 Posted 26/11/2007 at 20:42:30
Our Under 18s are in fantastic form. Level at the top of the league with City, 35 points from 14 games. The bulk of our side is made up of 16 year olds aswell, we probably have the youngest side in the league!
17 Posted 26/11/2007 at 21:07:33
J-P Kissock (chelsea and man city approached him)
nothing more said
18 Posted 26/11/2007 at 21:21:26
Throwing him in at such a young age could finish his career and damage his confidence. He’s physically still not up to pace with what the Premiership is all about. He needs time as do all the young players to develop and get that confidence.
19 Posted 26/11/2007 at 22:01:39
20 Posted 26/11/2007 at 22:28:06
21 Posted 26/11/2007 at 23:00:30
I think we also are lucky that youngsters know that the regimes at Arsenal and Liverpool have an aversion to young British talent and know that their career options at those clubs would be severly limited. We now should have an easier time attracting the next Tony Adams (Rodwell ?) the next Owen etc. Once our youngsters are ready to play then we can always sell off their older, higher paid team mates like Yakubu and Johnson if need be and go to a new stadium with a team that will be the Man Utd of the next decade. OK last bit was a little over the top.
22 Posted 27/11/2007 at 00:28:44
What would have been said to Crouch when younger?
Don´t blood them to soon! ! !
23 Posted 27/11/2007 at 16:27:33
Unfortunately he does come from the RS side of the family. However, his Mum thinks Everton have been great with him and expects him to be there for some time to come. To quote her, "I’d be happy if he signed up until he was 35!!"
Apparently, when he was 7-8 he was training at both academies. Everton were happy with the arrangement, and for the boy/family to make a decision who to go with when he was a bit older. However, our loveable neighbours got a bit indignant and wanted him to make a choice........
Watched him for England U16 a few weeks ago and he does look a class act. A great footballing brain, with a bit of ’attitude’. Fingers crossed he develops and stays on the straight and narrow.
24 Posted 27/11/2007 at 17:30:27
If we do get through the run of games reasonably free of injuries and suspensions it may well be the end of February or the middle of March before we could feel the pinch again. At that stage, if we are still in the running for a Uefa Cup spot it is hard to know if the wiser option would be to rotate what fit utility players we have.
Also, many of our senior players have signed long term contracts. If we do get the success by may that seems possible at this stage tof the season,hose contracts could be honoured by the players who would see a good future for themselves at the club. This would make it hard to see how the young players would get their chance, both in the short term and the long term.
25 Posted 27/11/2007 at 18:45:36
Didnt we lose Michael Owen because someone thought he was too small???
26 Posted 12/07/2008 at 16:44:30